Atlas of the Biosphere

Welcome to the Atlas of the Biosphere

To begin looking through the atlas, select either maps or schematics from the top menu system. The Maps section contains geographically explicit data broken down into four general categories: Humans, Land Use, Ecosystems, and Water Resources. Follow the menus to reach your dataset of interest. The Schematics section looks at the various resource flows and pools that make up individual Earth systems.

If you use any of the maps from the Atlas of the Biosphere in any publication, please cite "The Nelson Institute Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment, University of Wisconsin-Madison" as the source.